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An opposition-proposed bill designed to resume state welfare payments for single-parent households, which was terminated in April, cleared the House of Councilors Friday.

But the bill to amend the public assistance law is unlikely to clear the Diet because of the Liberal Democratic Party-New Komeito ruling bloc, which controls the Lower House.

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